2012 Prom Hair Contest
Prom Hairstyle Goes Poof
By Wandie T.
For my senior ball, I wanted to have my hair different than the others, so I told my stylist to give me a poof hairstyle. Well, let’s just say there was a lot, and I mean a lot, of teasing!
My hair was hair sprayed so much it was hard as a rock. Well, the great part of the entire prom was when I was ending my night. I tried taking it down and well, haha, I couldn't!
It was so knotted and teased that I couldn't even untangle it in the shower!! I swear I might have used about an entire bottle of conditioner! I came out at the end with a massive headache and a ball of torn out hair from the knots!
By Katie C.
I had high hopes for my senior prom. My junior prom was amazing, so I expected my senior prom would follow suit. I could not have been more wrong.
The pre-prom preparations started off well enough. Two of my best friends and I went out of town and bought our dresses- but not before we spent hours trying on an endless variety of styles, colors and fabrics.
I finally settled on a ball-gown style dress. The bottom was made of poofy crinoline with red and silver sequins sprinkled in. The top was red satin with a laced corset back. It was absolutely gorgeous, and everything I dreamed my dress would be.
The day of the prom was really cold, but it was mid-April in Indiana and this wasn’t unusual. At that point my biggest concern was whether or not I needed to find a shawl to cover my shoulders, or if I could brave the crisp temperatures long enough to dart in and out of the car as needed.
I went to my scheduled hair appointment and watched as the stylist artfully braided red flowers into my hair and created a cascade of curls.
At home, I slipped into my beautiful dress, applied my makeup and waited on my date to arrive. My date, who was three years older than myself, planned to drive us to my prom in his stepfather’s vintage Camaro.
However, when we got in the car to leave, it broke down in my dad’s driveway! Thankfully my grandmother let us borrow her car for the evening, but the thought of arriving at prom in an old-lady Buick was hardly ideal.
After we left my house, we had to go to my date’s mom’s house to take more pictures. As we were leaving her house, it started to snow! Having decided against any sort of shawl, I found myself in quite the predicament. Luckily my date’s mom was nice enough to let me borrow her winter coat, which just happened to be red, so at least it matched my dress.
Our drive to dinner took a bit longer than normal because of the snow, so we ended up arriving late to prom. But despite our lateness, ugly Buick and the bulky winter coat and snow, we ended up having a great night!
By Claire P.
When I was a junior, I was asked to prom by my best friend, whom I secretly had been in love with for years. I didn’t hesitate to say yes immediately and even proceeded to do some kind of dorky dance, which I regretted instantaneously. However, I tried to play it cool and spent no time waiting to order my dress.
Prom was a month away and I, like every girl, had to find the one dress that screamed, “Hey look at me!” without trying too hard. After hours of searching and tedious website browsing, I found the one. It was a pink frock with a Grecian bodice with sequins weaved between the draping. It was gorgeous! At the time, I had dark brown hair and was incredibly pale, so I knew it would be a hit!
After hitting the order button online and putting in my information, all I had to do was wait the 10-12 business days it took for the dress to ship. And I waited and waited and waited. It was two days before the dance and I was dress less! I didn’t know what to do or how I was even going to be able to go. Right before I was going to cancel on my date, my mother called me into the living room and told me she had a surprise. Wiping away my tears, I trudged down the staircase only to find my mother surrounded by thirteen dresses.
One of her friends from work was a pageant mom whose daughter just happened to be my size! I went from having no options to having too many to choose! There was everything from leopard print to lavender to aqua and gold. However, the minute I put on the black dress, I knew it was the one. While it wasn’t exactly how I thought my prom experience would go, I wouldn’t change it for anything! I received so many compliments on the black dress I almost completely forgot the pink one that arrived one week later. At prom I felt like a princess and even though it wasn’t how I imagined it, I know I still looked like one!
This is me during the prom. I was really mad because towards the end of the prom, my night started to get a little rough. This picture is after a drink got on my dress! I was very mad.
By Bethany C.
"Jessie, no!" I yelled as I was suddenly awakened from my usual Sunday nap. My 3 year- old sister stood next to me with scissors in one hand and a wad of my hair in the other. Furry flushed my body as I yanked the scissors out of her hands and went to look in the mirror. When I saw my reflection my heart stopped. The left side of my head was missing a huge chunk of hair.
Tears brimmed at my eyes. Prom was in less than a week and not just any prom, but my senior prom. This was my last dance as a high school student. I wanted to look stunning. That dream faded as I stared in disbelief in the mirror.
My mother entered, alarmed by my sudden cry. She touched the remaining hair on my left side and sighed. "I'm sorry sweetie. Well fix it."
I looked back at her, horrified. "How?" I asked.
She took me into the other room and typed something onto the computer. She began pulling up websites for hair extensions. I secretly prayed that this would work. We spent an hour looking for a good set. Some were too expensive while others were too poor quality. We finally found the website for Human Hair Extensions.
When we saw how affordable and high quality they were, my mom and I were overjoyed. This prom fiasco was going to be okay. We matched my hair color and ordered a set in dark golden blonde. I was so grateful when I saw the overnight shipping was free.
When my extensions arrived, I put them in immediately. You couldn't even tell that Jessie had cut out a huge portion of my hair. They blended perfectly and were so soft. The extra length was also appreciated.
Prom night finally came. As I walked down the stairs dressed in my satin gown and extensions, I felt so beautiful. It ended up being one of the best dances I ever went to and one of my favorite high school memories. All I have to say is thanks Human Hair Extensions for saving me from my prom horror!
Prom Hair Contest
(April 9, 2012 - June 4, 2012)
Human Hair Extensions believes that prom is a special time. To help you celebrate, we are sponsoring a multi-category prom contest! The winner of each category will receive a free set of extensions up to $99.99 in value. Each runner-up will receive a $25 gift certificate and all non-winning entrants will get a bonus code for 15% off their next purchase!
Each person is welcome to enter both categories, but one person cannot win all prizes. In the event that one person should win both categories, the prize will automatically be deferred to the runner up.
Prom Photos Contest
The winner of the prom photo contest is Rachel G.
Prom Horror Stories
The winner of the prom horror story contest is Bethany C.
All decisions and contest submissions are subject to review by our Human Hair Extensions team. Human Hair Extensions reserves the right to disqualify or omit any submission for any reason at any time. All decisions will be final.